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E. Maurice Bloch papers, circa 1925-1989

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Series I. Correspondence, 1941-1989
Series I.A. Occasional letters received, , 1965-1988 undated
Series I.B. Letters received and letters sent, 1941-1982
Series I.C. Letters received and sent, 1976-1989
Series II. New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1936-1958, 1988
Series II.A. Course syllabi, 1935-1942, undated
Series II.B. Bloch's notes and term papers for NYU classes, 1936-1947, undated
Series II.C. NYU School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Bloch's undergraduate years, 1936-1939
Series II.D. NYU-IFA, Bloch's master's thesis, 1940-1942
Series II.E. NYU Washington Square campus, correspondence, 1945-1946
Series II.F. NYU-IFA, Bloch's Ph.D. materials, 1944-1959
Series II.G. Correspondence with NYU-IFA professors, others, 1946-1988
Series III. Teaching materials, 1945-1982 undated
Series III.A. Lecture notes, 1945-1982
Series III.B. Students' course work for Bloch's classes, 1940s-1980s
Series III.C. Universities of Missouri and Minnesota employment, 1944-1947
Series III.D. UCLA employment, 1956-1989
Series IV. George Caleb Bingham Research, 1943-1989
Series IV.A. Publications and lectures, 1943-1987
Series IV.B. Bingham exhibits, 1910, 1935-1986
Series IV.C. Bingham portraits, 1940s-1980s
Series IV.D. Bingham narrative/genre paintings, 1944-1989
Series IV.E. Bingham landscapes, 1944-1984
Series IV.F. Bingham drawings and unidentified paintings, 1967-1985
Series IV.G. Assorted materials regarding Bingham paintings, 1944-1984, undated
Series IV.H. Bingham biography, 1931, 1944-1988
Series V. Benjamin West research, 1821-1987
Series V.A. Correspondence, 1961-1987
Series V.B. West exhibit catalogs/inventories, 1821-1987, undated
Series V.C. West research, 1926, 1961-1987, undated
Series V.D. Raphael Lamar West, 1980s
Series V.E. Prints after the works of B. West, undated
Series V.F. West's own collection of drawings, 1820-1898
Series VI. Research files on 19th century art, 1945-1987
Series VI.A. Publications, 1945-1987, undated
Series VI.B. Never published book projects, ca. 1940s-1988
Series VI.C. Lectures, 1960-1982
Series VI.D. Research files, 1870s-1890s, 1940s-1980s, undated
Series VI.E. Inventories and bibliographies, 1940s-1989, undated
Series VI.F. Artist/subject files, 1940s-1989, undated
Series VII. Curatorial and advisory positions, 1953-1989
Series VII.A. Cooper Union Museum, 1953-1959
Series VII.B. Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, 1957-1984
Series VII.C. Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1960-1989
Series VII.D. Archives of American Art, 1958-1987
Series VII.E. American Art Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971-1986
Series VII.F. Virginia Steele Scott Foundation, 1975-1991
Series VIII. Bloch's personal collection, ca. 1935-1989
Series VIII.A. Bloch's art collection, 1852, 1949-1989
Series VIII.B. Bloch's stamp collection, undated
Series VIII.C. Bloch's autograph collection, 1935-1989
Series VIII.D. Dealers' correspondence, 1951-1989
Series IX. Personal and miscellaneous files, 1920s-1970s
Bloch (E. Maurice) papers
Series I. Correspondence, 1941-1989 4 box(es)
Series contains three groupings of letters: one group of occasional letters (1965-1988) and two runs of letters received and sent (1941-1982 and 1976-1989). Correspondents include artists, curators, students, colleagues and friends. Some of the same correspondents appear in letters filed within other series. Patricia Trenton, a student of Bloch's during the late 1960s and curator at the Denver Art Museum, kept up a lively correspondence with Bloch which can be found here and among his research files. Other correspondents, some with especially thick files, include colleagues, curators, collectors, dealers, and artists: J. Carter Brown, E. John Bullard, Albert Christ-Janer, M. B. Cowdrey, Lorser Feitelson, Eva Gatling, William Gerdts, Hans A. Halbey, Edith Hamelin, Milton Hebald, Bertha Heilbron, Claude (Mac) Jones, Jacob Kainen, Donald D. Keyes, Stanley Lewis, John McCall, George T. Maxwell, Ruth S. Magurn, Paul Mills, Annemarie H. Pope, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Karl Schrag, Frederick Shane, Ross Taggart, Herbert Weissburger, Allen S. Weller, Christopher J. White, Hermann Sapf, Jake Zeitlin, Jerrold Ziff.
Series I.A. Occasional letters received, , 1965-1988 undated .5 linear ft.
Primarily thank-you letters and Christmas cards received, arranged chronologically.
box folder
1 1-4 Thank you letters, Christmas cards, etc. , 1965-1988 undated
1 1 1965-1979
1 2 1980-1984
1 3 1985-1988
1 4 undated
Series I.B. Letters received and letters sent, 1941-1982 2.25 Linear Feet
Arranged alphabetically with Bloch's carbon or photocopied responses.
box folder
2 1 A, 1941-1975
2 2 B, 1945-1980
including Leonard Bloch (E. M.'s father; 1957), Dorothy Brown (artist, UCLA colleague; 1960s), J. Carter Brown (1971- 1973), Edna Buchanan (1949-1962; see also Anna Erickson), and E. John Bullard (Bloch student at the National Gallery; 1968-1975).
2 3 C, 1949-1975
including Albert Christ-Janer (Bingham scholar; 1972-1973), and M. B. Cowdrey (historian of American art; 1948-1958)
2 4 D, (for Virginia Downes, see Ethyl Myers) 1952-1981
2 5 E, 1949-1971
including Anna E. (Nancy) Erickson (art collector)
2 6 F, 1948-1978
including Lorser Feitelson (American painter and printmaker; 1963-1978)
2 7 G, 1952-1976
including Eva Gatling (curator Cooper Union and Des Moines Art Center; 1952-1960, undated), William Gerdts (Newark Museum and CUNY; 1955-1962), and Arnold Gross (lithographer; 1975-1976); [see also oversize box 87]
2 8 H-I, 1950-1975
including Hans A. Halbey (Kingspoor Museum; 1960-1968), Edith Hamelin ('Dale,' wife of Maynard Dixon; 1958-1970), Milton Hebald (American artist and collector; 1968-1970), Cornelia Jett Henry (Cooper Union colleague; 1958-1959, undated), Bertha Heilbron (Minnesota Hst. Society and panorama scholar; 1950-1968); [see also box 44, folder 3], and Werner Hirsch (Cambridge don; 1972, 1975)
2 9 J, , 1955-1975 undated
including Claude E. (Mac) Jones (UCLA English professor; 1959-1971, undated)
box folder
3 1 K, 1946-1978
including Jacob Kainen (Smithsonian prints curator and printmaker; 1959-1978), Francis (Bob) Kelly (artist and conservator; 1961-1969), Donald D. Keyes (art historian; 1967-1975), Eckhardt Knab (Albertina and Gemäldegalerie, Vienna; 1955-1961), and Joseph Kwiat
3 2 L, 1952-1981
including Stanley Lewis (art historian; 1952-1959)
3 3 Mc, 1949-1975
including John McCall (expert on Japanese prints; 1949-1956), and Dorothy McNeilly (Charles Lanman descendant; 1974-1975); [see also box 40, folder 4]
3 4 George T. Maxwell (cartoonist, illustrator and collector) 1949-1959
3 5 M, 1949-1978
including Ruth S. Magurn (Fogg prints curator; 1970-1975, undated), Paul Mills (Oakland Art Museum; 1957-1962), and Ethel Myers (ceramicist) and her daughter Virginia Downes (1958-1972)
3 6 N, 1951-1975
including Harry Nadler (artist; 19??)
3 7 P-Q, 1954-1974
including Roi Partridge (printmaker; 1974), Clare Elsne Peck (artist; 1960), and Annemarie H. Pope (National Council on Fine Arts' Traveling Exhibition Service; 1954-1971)
3 8 R, 1946-1972
including Lessing J. Rosenwald (illustrations and book collector; 1961-1970)
3 9 S, 1950-1988
including Karl Schrag (artist; 1955-1977) and Frederick Shane (Univ. of Missouri art historian; 1958-1971, undated)
box folder
4 1 T-U, 1958-1975
including Patricia Trenton (Bloch student and curator, Denver Art Museum; 1969-1974) and Ross Taggart (Nelson-Atkins). [See Series IV for other correspondence with both Trenton and Taggart].
4 2 W, 1949-1982
including Herbert Weissburger (NYU colleague; 1955-1961), Allen S. Weller (Univ. of Illinois art historian; 1949-1961), Sir Robert Witt (collector; 1951-1953), and Christopher J. White (Old Masters authority; 1959-1982, bulk to 1965)
4 3 X-Z, 1955-1973
including Hermann Zapf (German graphic designer; 1955-1969), Jake Zeitlin (rare book dealer; 1960-1973), and Jerrold Ziff (art historian; 1967-1972)
4 4 Unidentified, , 1960-1974 undated
Series I.C. Letters received and sent, 1976-1989 .25 linear ft.
Correspondence of the same nature as the alphabetical subseries above, but arranged in chronological order.
box folder
4 5 1976 ca. 25 items
4 6 1977 ca. 40 items
4 7 1978 ca. 40 items
4 8 1979-1980 ca. 20 items
4 9 1981-1982 ca. 45 items
4 10 1983 ca. 30 items
4 11 1984 ca. 50 items
4 12 1985 ca. 40 items
4 13 1986-1987 ca. 30 items
4 14 1988-1989 ca. 45 items
4 15 undated 5 items

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